Originally from Cincinnati, I have lived in New York since 2007. I have worked for a startup hedge fund and more recently for W.P. Carey & Company, a real estate investment firm.
I graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor's in History, and later studied Finance at Columbia University. When not thinking about the market, I am either reading, training for triathlons, watching the Cincinnati Reds, or playing guitar in Central Park.
Mr. Ho is the president and chief operating officer of Spring Mountain Capital, and a co-managing member of SMC's general partner. He is also a managing director of HiPoint Capital, L.P., which he recently founded and which is an affiliate of SMC. He was formerly a principal and chief financial officer of McKinsey & Company, Inc. (“McKinsey”). During his 16 years with McKinsey, from April 1982 through June 1998, he led the tax and financial planning for the firm and its worldwide partner group, playing a significant role in the establishment of new offices in over 25 countries in Asia, Europe, and South America. Mr. Ho was instrumental in the establishment of McKinsey’s in-house investment office and responsible for its oversight, including the management of its traditional and alternative investments. Mr. Ho was a member of McKinsey’s Investment and Development Committees and a Trustee of the firm's Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan. After leaving McKinsey in 1998 and prior to joining SMC in June 2001, Mr. Ho was a private investor and consultant.
He was associated with the law firm of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine from 1977 until 1982. Mr. Ho graduated with honors from Yale University in 1974 with a B.S. in Administrative Science. He received a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School in 1977 and is a member of the New York and California bars. Mr. Ho also serves on the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School.